The South African Government published the White paper on e-Education in South Africa. Now we have national understanding on the anticipated use of ICT’s in education, and it becomes clear that the national government is looking at Higher Education to research and guide the country on the needs, the effectivenes and the required strategies to use technology at all levels of education.
Regional governments have strategies in place to to bring computers into all schools and connect the schools on the world wide web. The Khanya project of the Western Cape is a good exxample of this type of project. It is now important to position HE within this national framework and to define the role of e-learning at HE.